Beck Verlag Separates from Maassen
Hans-Georg Maaßen terminated his contract as co-author of the Commentary on the Basic Law published by Christian Hillgruber and Volker Ebbing in Verlag C. H. Beck. The former head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution prevented the termination of the publisher’s contract.
Maassen, who received his Ph. of asylum) in the commentary on a volume.
People “who stand up for our free Democratic Platform”
The publishing house CH Beck informed the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on request: “The Department of Law, Taxation and Economics of the publishing house CH Beck serves the law and the scientific interpretation of our laws and legal sources. more diverse opinions.
The editor provides a forum for this and feels obligated to be neutral. The important criterion is whether these views and the people who represent them are based on our free democratic platform. This neutrality also demands that the editor not get involved in day-to-day political controversies. Although the comment by Dr. Hans-Georg Maassen’s comment on the Basic Law is not technically objectionable. About the personality of Dr. However, Maassen led to heated debate as polarization increased, as irreconcilable positions took on a life of their own.
This is detrimental to the comment on the Basic Law, which d. Ma’asin and its editors and publishing house. We avoid all extreme political statements by authors who test the limits of what is constitutionally acceptable. As we, as an editor, consider these boundaries to be inviolable, we reject such statements. Our company’s reputation and success is based on the broad majority consensus in our community, who, like us, rest firmly on the foundation of our Constitution. So we decided to take advantage of our opportunities to sign an editorial contract with Dr. to finish mason. So said Dr. Maassen ended it himself on January 17, 2023.”